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Jan 27, 2013 1:00pm PST
-- why small businesses are protesting against tax collectors. and luxembourg -- why illegal immigrants there want to get registered. children are typically raised by tibia will parents, but does it matter if they are a mother and father, or can two fathers or two mothers do just as well -- children are tically raid by two parents. single-sex families are a controversial issue in europe. the number of so-called rainbow families are on the rise, but their legal status varies from country to country. in germany, gay and lesbian couples cannot jointly adopt a child or a baby. they can only adopt as individuals. in france, when the government announced its intention to give homosexual couples equal adoption rights, large crowds took to the streetsn protest. >> for these two little boys, having two mothers is nothing unusual. their parents are a lesbian couple. beatrice, seen here, adopted the boys as a single woman. her partner had no legal say in it, and by french law, singles may adopt, but same-sex couples may not. an initiative is under way to change that. for these two women, that woul
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
, but those in europe may soon have to consider something else, a new tax. ai uchida is here to tell us all about it. so ai, what's the purpose? >> like all taxes, catherine, it is a form of revenue, but it's also aimed at preventing some of the big banking blunders we have seen recently. leaders in 11 of the 17 eurozone nations have approved the new tax on financial transactions. the aim is to tighten the regulation of financial institutions and curb speculative trading on stocks and other securities. >> today's agreement to allow 11 member states to move ahead with harmonized financial transaction tax is a major milestone. >> the leaders of germany, france, and spain joined the agreement. commission officials say this will be the world's first financial levy at a regional level. the next step is to submit a bill specifying what transactions will be taxed at what rates. the new tax could take effect as early as next year. but leaders in britain and the netherlands oppose the levy. their countries are home to many financial institutions. >>> separately, the leaders of france and germany hav
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 4:30pm PST
, dealing with infrastructure challenges and budget deficits. and we need to expand our tax base, and we need to take advantage of what's happening right now. >> reporter: exactly how we take advantage is ripe for debate, but most agree better education and visas for the scientists we train in the u.s. is a good start. and remember what i.b.m.'s myerson said about continuity-- it's just as important to a >> the moment you believe there is no danger of losing your edge is when it disappears on you. >> reporter: suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," athe watson research center. >> susie: the u.s. needs to make structural changes to restore its competitiveness. that's the main conclusion of an extensive study on american competitiveness by harvard business school professor michael porter. when i talked with him, we began our conversation by discussing why competitiveness matters for the u.s. economy. competitiveness is the coexistence of two things: one is a business environment in the united states that allows companies based here to compete successfully in thelobal economy but while maintaining or imp
PBS
Jan 23, 2013 4:30pm PST
, saving money on your taxes and boosting your retirement security. here's finra's gerri walsh. >> with washington roiling from one crisis to another, many americans feel uncertain about the impact of changing tax rates and how to achieve retirement security in a fragile economy. but, especially at times like this, workers should focus on what they can control. no matter your tax rate, contributing to a 401(k) can help you save money on taxes and boost your retirement security. your contributions to a traditional plan are not included in your taxable income, and earnings on roth contributions are tax-free. the good news for savers is that in 2013 401(k) limits go up to $17,500, and employees aged 50 or over can contribute an additional $5,500. but, at the end of 2011, the average account balance in 401(k)s nationwide was just under $60,000. if you're not sure you're doing all you can to lower your taxable wages and secure your retirement, finras new 401(k) save the max calculator can help you do the math to find out. i'm gerri walsh. >> tom: join us tomorrow on twitter for a tw
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 4:30pm PST
calls balance and what the republicans call nonsense because it involves raising taxes. i think you have to do bovment i think you have to have more revenue and you have to cut back spending. >> susie: let's say congress doesn't do that. what happens next? explain to people what happens next. >> i think the real risk is that we come to a showdown in march when the current stopgap budget ends and we face the government shutdown. people will lose svices. pele wl lose jobs. and there will be a fiscal contraction, on top of the ones that we've already put in place. and that's not great for the economy, for sure. >> you know, and this whole conversation about a budget and the deficit and all of that. it's all about raising taxes and cutting spending. and there's no discuss about growth. and that is what americans really want. growth and jobs. what do we have to do to get growth? >> well, the badh6+suz there, susie s that while higher growth is by far the best remedy, it's very hard to put if into effect. in a sizableay. you need more investnt i human beings, that's education and so on. you ne
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
investment they hear taxes and when he talks about takers which he did in the speech, that's a loaded word. it aims right at paul ryan who talked about takers versus makers, the takers being the one who receive federal benefits but pay noederal income tax. that's a shot. that's not just language that's slipped in. so that's the sense in which this had a combative -- there were a few barbs in this speech. >> one of the moments in the campaign when the president was office balance was when he said you didn't build it, talking about small business. that was one of the big themes of the speech saying you need collective action in order to get anything done. again, not new but laying down real markers act the fact that he's going to night the second term for a progressive vision based on those historical touchstones john mentioned and a program that is based on things that right now republins hav no interest worng wi him on. in terms of gun control and climate change, immigration and budget stuff different issue. >> jodi let me go back to your point in your piece about the "new york times" abo
PBS
Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
. they need a breather now. they've been on the defense for a year on tax cuts for millionaires, on toughness, shutting down the government, they're not going to compromise. they need to recalbright here, a reset button needs to be pushed and it seems like in every aspect of government. and fight on future spending, noton obligations already incur. >> ifill: in the inaugural address this week, we saw the president lay out his gold for what he wants the next four years-- or the next year at least to be. what is the republican counter to that? >> i think the republicans have recalbrighted their tactics but not their end goals. they're in favor of cutting spending without new revenues. paul ryan this morning said no new revenues. the president has gotten all the revenues he will get. they have doubled down on spending cuts. they say they have a plan that will balance the federal budget in 10 years. you can only do that without revenues if you have really devastating cuts on all kinds of domestic programs and we'll see if they're willing to deliver on that. >> ifill: one democrat today and republ
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
things like houses before a plant consumption tax hike in april 2014. the government has concluded that the economy will expand 5 2.5% in real terms and 2.7% in nominal terms. based on the assumption that prices will pick up modestly the government projects nominal growth will exceed real growth for the first time in 16 years. the dollar is gaining further ground against the yen. earlier it hit a high. now it's changing hands to 39 yen. traders have seen rates drop to a five-year low. that's provided a brighter outlook for the american economy. the consumer price index dropped in december for a second month running as well. the euro i trading higher and that's being quoted at 120.77 to 79 against the yen. now to stocks. a weaker yen is prompti ining inverinver investors to buy. let's take a look at other markets in the asia pacific region. the kospi is trading lower by half a percent. in australia the benchmark index is trading higher by .4 of a percent. german chancellor expressed concern. her remarks suggest that japan's efforts could be regarded as a deliberate attempt to deva
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
, revamp our tax code, reform our schools and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, reach higher. but while the means will change, our purpose endures. a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single american. that is what this moment requires. that is what will give real meaning to our creed. >> brown: with today's ceremony falling on martin luther king day the president reflected on civil rights battles passed and noted the country had still not achieved goals of equality, opportunity and more. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still. just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone, to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on earth. it is now our generation's task to carry on what those pioneers began.
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
supported tax increes as part of a plan to tame the federal deficit. wall street closed the week with another rally. the dow jones industrial average gained 70 points to close near 13,896. the nasdaq rose 19 points to close at 3,149. the s&p 500 finished above 1,500 for the first time since 2007. for the week, the dow gained nearly 2%; the nasdaq rose half a percent. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: we turn to israel, where prime minister benjamin netanyahu is working to build s coation afteruesd's election. the contest saw a surprisingly strong showing from a centrist party led by a former television personality. margaret warner is in jerusalem. i spoke with her a short time ago. >> so margaret, a few days after the election what kind of government seems to be taking shape? >> jeff, i'm told that bebenetanyahu is trying to put together a very broad coalition, not relying just on the trawl religious and ultra conservative and settler movement crowd that is in his current government. so he is worki with that surprise second place finisher to
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 4:30pm PST
cuts and tax increases that have been implemented so far, we're pretty close. and ja lewntimately knows what itakes toet om he to there. now, i think you, also, to, about other issues of the treasury's beat, international currency, financial markets, implementing the dodd-frank issue. as i mentioned, financial reform is still incomplete. so jack lew is going to have to oversee those as well. >> susie: let me get back to the budget issue. jack lew was also the architect of this sequester mechanism. a lot of people are worried if that kicks in, the automatic spending cuts, that, you know, that would really be a bad thing for the economy. some democrats are surprisingly saying maybe that's a good way to handle this whole budget cuts. where do you think jack lew stands on that? and, unfortunately, we just have half a minute left. what do you think? >> well, i think jack recognizes that if the sequester kicks in, it does two things. one, it makes deficit savings a lot more pronounced. that's $85 billion in one year. but, two thurts an economic recovery that's already too fragile. we certainl
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 8:00am PST
and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder and learn more, reach higher. while the means will change, our purpose endures. nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single american. that is what this moment requires, that is what will give real meaning to our freedom. we, the pple, still believe i every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. [ applause ] fore remember the lessons of our past when twilight years were spent in poverty and parents of a child with a disability had no where to turn. we do not believe that anyone country freedom is reserved for the lucky or happiness for the few. we recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job los
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 4:30pm PST
remains strong. also tomorrow, the best thing you can do now to save on taxes and boost your retirement security. details in our "money file" segment. the admission by lance armstrong that he took performance enhancing drugs came only after companies like nike, radio shack and others paid him millions of dollars to endorse their products but then dropped him. here's rick horrow with tonight's "beyond the scoreboard." >> reporter: oftentimes, the best athletes also are the best sales people. with so much money available from endorsements, the incentive to lie and cheat is multiplied as their stardom rises. in the last few years, several high-profile athletes have been brought down by scandal: golfer tiger woods with his extramarital affairs; olympic swimmer michael phelps with smoking marijuana; and, of course, lance armstrong with doping. in each case, the damage ne t their image had the collateral effect of costing them multi- millions of dollars in endorsement money. in a sense, it's warranted to blame athlete lying and cheating on big paychecks from sponsors. as long as playing contr
PBS
Jan 23, 2013 11:00pm PST
know, there is a joke that has gone around israel for some time that a third of the people pay taxes, a third of the people work, and a third of the people go in the army and the problem is they're all the same third. ( laughter ) what you actually found now is people saying enough. the fact is you had-- bebe made a deal with kadima, created a oadbed government, and they were going to resolve this question of the haridi serving in the military and what the fair burden would be. and a commission worked out something and in the end, the prime minister decided that he felt that the character of that deal just was not one he could live with. i think that came back to haunt him in a fairly big way. so i think, number one, it's sharing the burden in a sense that if the country was going to go to the right the way it appeared to be, there was going to be no sharing of the burden. secondly, i think there is sense of theain stam in israel feeling, wait, the character of likud, when benny baggan can't qualify for the list, when dan meriddor can't qualify for the list, the people who are on t
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
legislation. he certainly not going to see any higher taxes coming out of the republican congress. >> brown: i'm sure you started the day with some hope in the church. where do you come out now after listening to this? >> i think there's still hope. i do think it's critical that we have a common vision that we work on. in my sermon today with the president i just said it may be the most important thing that you have on your agenda is to bring us together. if you can find some way, if we can find some way to come together around a couple of common, you know, common objectives, that helps us resolve some of these other things. right now we're so divided that no matter what comes up, we're going to find the same gridlock we have right now. i ti there's got to be... this has got to be an agenda near the top of the agenda to say -- i'm not minimizing anything else, those all need to happen -- they're not going to happen until we figure out how we work together, listen to one another, embrace the differences and find some way to forge forward. i don't see much hope for... i guess i agree with you, i
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